In addition to congregational singing, special songs were shared by The Wise Family, Walter Tucker, Betty Herr, Larry & Sharon Hopkins, Velma (Bogart) Saunders, and Norma Jean Morgan. Sherry and Joelle Winkle sang “Amazing Grace” accompanied by a tape of the late David Morgan on the organ.
Before going to the basement for Pastor Schmunk’s Stone Soup, the congregation released balloons into the air in front of the church which had also been done 25 years ago at their 100th celebration. It was a blessing to have so many come to share in this special day – some traveled from Florida and Missouri! Christ United Methodist’s 125 Year Celebration was a wonderful tribute to the faithfulness of this congregation on South Main Street.